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Tumors fear Ellsworth 6-year-old known for his courage

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"Brain tumors fear me" has become a kind of rallying cry as six-year-old Aiden Murphy battles a tumor.

He's not alone in the fight. There are his parents, Shane and Melissa, plus his sisters, MacKenzie, 15, Preslie, two, and Mia, nine months. Then there are friends and backers from Hillcrest Elementary School in Ellsworth, where he attends school as a first grader and Thursday was recognized for courage during an assembly with that topic as the theme.


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Bill Kirk
Bill Kirk has been editor at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth, Wisconsin, since 1988. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He previously worked in the media distribution department at the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus and is past editor of The Tri-County News in Osseo, Wisconsin.
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